Seattle, WA-based Brown Bear Car Wash donated $13,534 to Puget Sound Honor Flight, supporting the organization’s mission of transporting western Washington veterans to visit military memorials in Washington, D.C. Family-owned Brown Bear donated $1 for each of the 13,534 cars washed at its 26 tunnel wash locations during the Veterans Day observance. Over the past six years, Brown Bear has donated over $71,000 to Puget Sound Honor Flight.

Brown Bear also offered free “Beary Clean” car washes to veterans and current service members during the Veterans Day observance. Brown Bear is a proud partner in Grace For Vets, an international program in which participating car wash operators honor veterans with free car washes on Veterans Day.

“We are honored to provide our area’s aging or terminally ill veterans with an opportunity, at no cost to them, to view and reflect at the military branch memorials in our nation’s capital,” said Brown Bear’s founder and president Vic Odermat, himself a former Marine. “It’s our way of saluting the sacrifices and achievements of veterans in the communities we serve.”

For more information about Puget Sound Honor Flight and its mission, visit